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Only a few minutes from the campsite Riva dei Butteri away:
The medieval village Scarlino with the Aldobrandeschi fortress dating back to the 13th century;
At Puntone di Scarlino the modern yacht harbour, which is also the perfect starting point to visit the faunal oasis of more than 700 ha of coastal scrub-land, where are still living undisturbed roe deers, wild boars, badgers and porcupines. The area can only be reached on foot, by bike or on horseback along well-marked trekking routes.
From Puntone it is also possible to reach the three beautiful natural coves: Cala Violina, renowned for the white quartz grains that, trampling on it, are producing a sound like a violin string; Cala Martina, whose inlet is characterized by soft and inviting cliffs, from where Garibaldi in 1849 set sail to escape from the Austrian and grand-ducal troops; finally Cala Civette, where ends the trekking path.
Also nearby, the elegant seaside resort Punta Ala with yacht harbour, the picturesque maritime village Castiglione della Pescaia and Massa Marittima precious "Pearl of the Middle Ages"; Near Massa Marittima, the Centro Carapax, a unique European centre for the tortoise protection, that preserves many species and has also housed the stork centre with the largest aviary in Italy.
From Riva dei Butteri towards north it is possible to reach between 30 and 90 minutes by car:
Venturina with its spa centre, provided with a natural hot spring of 36C: The "Calidario" and the spa "Terme Valle del Sole"; the Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia with the suggestive gulf and the Etruscan necropolis that can be entirely visited;
Piombino with two harbours, an antique medieval one and another modern harbour, from where it is possible to reach the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and some of the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (the largest protected area of the European seas and the first big maritime park in Italy) such as the Island of Elba;
Pisa and the Leaning Tower, Florence the cradle of the Renaissance and the Italian culture.
Towards south, between 30 and 90 minutes by car from the campsite Riva dei Butteri, it is possible to reach: Grosseto the provincial capital and bishop's seat; Roselle with its archaeological park and the antique Etruscan town of 7 gates that is still preserving an intact quarter and two rare examples of houses, situated right under the Roman forum; Saturnia and the renowned beneficial sulphurous thermal waters of 37C temperature; Siena, noble town of arts.
Orbetello with its lagoon, an WWF oasis; the Natural Park of the Maremma, also called Parco dell'Uccellina, extending over more than 9,000 ha of land; the Monte Argentario, holiday destination of Italian and international VIPs with its Mediterranean aquarium, equipped with 11 basins, of which 6 are panoramic. They were originally born to reproduce the most significant ecosystems of the Argentario coast with more than hundreds of animal and vegetal species; Porto Santo Stefano (ferry to the Island of Giglio) and Porto Ercole.
For those who like to pass a holiday of complete relaxation, sun, beach and "dolce far niente" they will be satisfied at Riva dei Butteri and probably even forget that they have a car!
Considering in fact the closeness to the sea and to the Follonica town centre, together with all the comforts with which the campsite Riva dei Butteri is equipped, once left your car within the parking, it will seem superfluous for you to use it.